Friday, August 8, 2014

Matteo Calisi emerges from the murky shadows of the "catholic charismatic renewal"

Matteo Calisi emerges from the murky shadows of the "catholic charismatic renewal"

Call Me Jorge has published an article highlighting the recent Zenit interview of Matteo Calisi. (Thanks for the hat tip!)

http://callmejorgebergoglio.blogspot.com/2014/08/matteo-calisi-steps-out-of-shadows.html

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I am going to try to publish here on my blog some of the scattered comments I have posted on other websites regarding Calisi and his behind the scenes role in promoting and spreading the "catholic charismatic renewal movement".

For starters below are two comments I posted previously at Call Me Jorge on Matteo Calisi.

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Dear Call Me Jorge. This is off topic but I think it is very important.

Have you ever heard of Matteo Calisi???
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He is like the missing piece of the puzzle. He is the link between bergoglio, Tony Palmer, Traettino and I suspect much more.
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Tony Palmer says:

http://thearkcommunity.org/download/http://www.thearkcommunity.org/Download/WD/Fraternity%20Speech.doc

" Then out of the blue, while I was working with the HIV Orphans Matteo Calisi contacted me and invited me to minister to his Community, 'The Community of Jesus'. So my wife and I sold our house and moved to Italy and have been working with and for the Catholic Church for 4 years now."
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Link with information on Matteo Calisi:
http://www.united-in-christ.com/?page_id=2
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Matteo Calisi is an international leader of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church.
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In 1992, together with the Pentecostal Pastor Rev. Dr. Giovanni Traettino (Bishop-Chairman of the Evangelical Church of the Reconciliation), Matteo founded Consultazione Carismatica Italiana (Italian Charismatic Consultation – CCI), a joint committee of Catholic Charismatics and Pentecostal Evangelicals, which started a dialogue between Catholics and Pentecostals in Italy. Presently Matteo is Co-President of CCI together with Rev. Traettino.
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Together with some Evangelical and Catholic Argentinean leaders, Matteo founded the Comuniòn Renovada entre Catòlicos y Evangelicos en el Espiritu Santo (CRECES). This was the first joint statement in the history of the dialogue between Catholics and Evangelicals in Argentina and obtained a great support by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Primate of the Catholic Church in Argentina and President of Bishops’ Conference of Argentina.

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Great job of showing how some of the pieces of the puzzle fit together. How is it that "super-journalist" John Allen wasn't able to uncover some of these connections? Could it be that he doesn't want to expose characters lurking in the shadows just outside the spotlight of the media? Like for instance Matteo Calisi?

Please see my comments on Matteo Calisi over at Fruits of Vatican II under these articles:

http://www.harvestingthefruit.com/ut-unum-sint-a-virtual-hair-shirt/

http://www.harvestingthefruit.com/tony-palmer/

For instance I found the following quotes which show that Matteo Calisi is a key figure as you document here in photos.

"It is through Calisi, [Tony] Palmer was invited to Rome from where he was working for Kenneth Copeland Ministries in South Africa to work with charismatic Catholics and was then sent to do the same thing in Buenos Aires, where he became friends with then Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the future pope."
http://www.bccatholic.ca/canadian/4067-charismatic-leaders-pursuing-unity-will-speak-at-ottawa-conference-aug-28-31

"Matteo also became good friends with Pope John Paul II. Pope John Paul gave Matteo a letter introducing him to every Catholic parish around the world. The letter said that Matteo Calisi was given responsibility to re-evangelize the Catholic Church, introduce Catholics to the fullness of the Holy Spirit, help them understand biblical worship, and bring reconciliation between Catholics and other Christians."
http://www.livingstreams.org/mark-buckleys-reflections/post/an-unexpected-blessing

http://www.united-in-christ.com/?page_id=2
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Matteo Calisi is an international leader of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church.
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In 1992, together with the Pentecostal Pastor Rev. Dr. *****Giovanni Traettino***** (Bishop-Chairman of the Evangelical Church of the Reconciliation), Matteo founded Consultazione Carismatica Italiana (Italian Charismatic Consultation – CCI), a joint committee of Catholic Charismatics and Pentecostal Evangelicals, which started a dialogue between Catholics and Pentecostals in Italy. Presently Matteo is Co-President of CCI together with Rev. Traettino.

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